What Is Concrete?

Concrete is a simple, eco-friendly building material, that most anyone (at least when we’re considering a project with a size and complexity comparable to a manageable, non-construction crew-needed, type of scale) can learn to do. Concrete is a perfect Di-it-yourselfer’s material, because it’s so straight-forward. It’s like hammering a nail, […]


Concrete BBQ & Concrete Firepit

The summer’s waning, although there’s still plenty of warm, enjoyable weather in the month of September.  It’s still nice in the evenings this time of year, and to spend time outdoors, cooking on the barbeque or relaxing with friends and family, before the oppressive cold of blasts of winter, can […]


Tearing Down and Rebuilding Concrete Steps

Concrete steps are common on many homes.  Unfortunately, because the steps are poured separately from the foundation of the home, as the home’s foundation shifts over time its movement directly affects the stability of the concrete steps, causing the steps to possibly crack or begin to crumble. When you’ve decided […]

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Concrete Path

There are many jobs in the home that even the greenest do-it-yourself-er’ can accomplish.  One material that makes for a good starter project is concrete.  It may seem that concrete is a difficult material to work with, but with a little practice and by following the manufacturer’s instructions precisely, it […]


Leveling Concrete Floors

It’s common for older homes to have an unfinished basement: concrete floor and sheetrock-less stud walls.  But, what happens when a person wants to refinish that basement?  Often the concrete floors are cracked from the foundation’s settling over years.  The floors may have low spots, and, in general, just seem […]


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Concrete Repair Billings MT

Concrete is a reliable, durable building material. It’s the foundation of almost every home; it’s the foundation of our neighborhood’s sidewalks and paths, and for good reason: it’s a lasting, environmentally friendly product. But, even with all of its beneficial aspects, concrete can still develop cracks over time, as it […]


Concrete Projects

We’ve discussed concrete projects which are large-scale. But what about smaller concrete projects? Projects that not only challenge the skill of working with concrete, but are also economical. Take anything: a clock for instance, is usually made of plastic, metal, or, possibly, wood. But just how cool is a concrete […]


Concrete is Multi-Functional

Concrete has so many uses. It’s an eco-friendly material, it’s durable, and it’s even beautiful—consider it artisanal in certain applications. Today’s modern homeowner has a host of options to use the material around the home. One interesting use is in the kitchen, where it’s is gaining popularity as the staple […]


Concrete Pads

If you are planning a concrete pad—new parking space, basketball court, hot tub spot, etc.—there are a few things to know before you do. Concrete pads can be handled by a well-intentioned DIY’er. Attention to detail, while building the pad, can yield a concrete surface that is durable and lasting […]

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Functions Of A Retaining Wall

The main function of a Retaining wall is to separate two different angles of soil when a change in elevation is needed. And, while retaining walls are a very practical and necessary addition to homes in need of them, they also add value and aesthetic appeal to any property. For […]